Where am I? Why is the challenge of holding internal and external realities in balance so hard?!


My prayer response:

God, sometimes things are so clear, but only in the small picture–or only inside. Help me to keep a balanced perspective that includes seeing holistically, I pray.


Biblical touchstones:

  • With God are wisdom and strength; God has counsel and understanding.
    Job 12:13
  • My child, if you accept my words and treasure up my commandments within you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; if you indeed cry out for insight, and raise your voice for understanding; if you seek it like silver, and search for it as for hidden treasures—then you will understand the fear of God and find the knowledge of God. For God gives wisdom; from God’s mouth come knowledge and understanding… Proverbs 2:1-6
  • If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you. James 1:5


Invitation to prayer:
What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body? Pray them now. Let them lead you where you need to go.


Photo ©Jill K H Geoffrion, Ph.D.,


Photos: Imperial Cormorant flying above the Beagle Channel near the coast of Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego, and Ushuaia, Argentina (which is often said to be the southernmost city in the world)

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